Last Update 20:45
Sunday, 17 November 2019

First Cairo edition of Medfest film festival to open next week

The festival aims to raise awareness on the subject of mental health disorders and the trauma they can cause to patients and their families

Ahram Online , Wednesday 18 Jan 2017
Medfest Cairo
Medfest Cairo (photo: fragment from the event poster)
Views: 3597
Views: 3597

The first Cairo edition of the Medfest Film Festival will take place 27-28 January, with screenings due to be held at the Cairo Opera House and Falaki Theatre. 

According to the festival’s press release, the theme of this first edition is mental illness, with a particular focus on depression, psychosis and dementia. The festival will entail a two-day screening programme of various short films on these themes.

Q&A sessions will be held after screenings and will allow audiences to discuss the films with a panel of filmmakers, psychiatrists, psychologists and medical students.

The event's aim is to raise awareness on the subject of mental health disorders and the trauma they can cause to patients and their families. The purpose is to also break the stigma surrounding mental illness and dismantle false beliefs and stereotypes.

The festival has previously been held in countries all around the globe, including in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Canada, Pakistan, South Africa, Australia and the United States.

Friday, 27 January, 6-10pm
Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds,  Zamalek, Cairo  

Saturday, 28 January, 6-10pm
Falaki Theatre, Falaki Street, AUC Tahrir Campus, Downtown Cairo 

For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture



Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.